Nurburgring (DEU)

Fact File

Nation: Germany

Length: 5.148km / 3.199 mi

First Built: 1984

Lap Record: 1:29.468s (Michael Schumacher, Ferrari F2004, 2004)

 

Built alongside the infamous Nordschliefe in the shadow of the Eifel Mountains in the 1980s, the GP-Strecke at the Nürburgring is famous worldwide for hosting the German, Luxembourg and European Grands Prix. High-speed action is guaranteed – and the penultimate meeting of the 2018 Formula Renault Northern European Cup season is no exception as the title fight goes down to the wire.

Fortune favours the brave at this venue, with the obvious overtaking opportunities under braking into the Castrol S, Dunlop Kehre and Veedol Chicane. Technical sections such as the Mercedes Arena also produce fantastic racing, however, and high-speed corners such as the Schumacher S and the Hatzenbects Bogen provide spectators with an opportunity to see the 2.0 litre Formula Renault machine at its limits.

In 2017, Renault Sport Academy racer Sacha Fenestraz proved the man to beat, edging out Eurocup race-winner and then-team mate Yifei Ye, as well as eventual Macau GP winner and Red Bull Junior Team racer Dan Ticktum, to seize both race victories. With Nürburgring ready to set the scene ahead of the championship decider in Hockenheim, expect fireworks once again.